Moving Tips

Moving is a stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be! These tips will help your move go smoothly and make sure you are as stress-free as possible on moving day. Whether you’re moving by yourself or hiring us, these moving tips will surely help you!

Create a moving inventory

By creating a moving inventory, you can keep track of all your possessions. You’ll want to make sure to state the type and number of individual items within a room, and then add a description. While you are creating a moving inventory, you can also color coordinate your boxes. If you’re using pink tape for your kitchen, make sure to note that in the inventory. Then, when you move in, you’ll be able to find objects with ease. Accidents can happen and a moving inventory can help you if any of your items are stolen and damaged.

Label your boxes

Labeling your boxes will save you a lot of time--you can quickly sort through the boxes and put them in the correct rooms. You can label using colored duct tape, markers, or stickers. Using colors will help you quickly see where each box goes if you assign a different color to each room! You should also label the box with what is inside (i.e. towels, sheets, trophies, etc).

Pack early

Packing at the last minute is never a good idea. You’ll feel rushed and you may be packing things incorrectly and more likely to have broken items. If you aren’t a fan of packing, you can hire Swift Moves LLC to help you pack!

Work on one room at a time

Packing up your whole house can be overwhelming. It’s a good idea to go room by room, saving the most used rooms last. This will also help you with labeling your boxes. When you work on one room at a time, the task of moving out becomes less intimidating.

Condense your stuff

Over the years, you probably have collected a lot of stuff, most which you probably don’t even use. When you hire a moving company, rates are based on the size of your shipment--so if you have a lot of stuff, it can get expensive. It’s a good idea to get rid of extra junk you don’t want or need before you begin the packing process.

Pack an overnight bag

Before you completely pack up your home, you should create an overnight bag. This should include pajamas, clothes for the next day, medicines, and anything else you’ll need immediately. It will save you time from going through boxes trying to find what you need.

Keep valuable items with you

You should also keep valuable items with you or at least in the car that you’re driving. These items include medical documents, passports, other important documents, and valuable items like jewelry. This way you know they won’t get lost.

Use proper packing materials

Although you save money when getting free boxes invest in new ones as well. You want your boxes to protect your items, so they shouldn’t have any major holes, rips or tears. Make sure that you use the right packing materials --for example, you shouldn’t use shrink wrap directly on wood furniture because the moisture can build up. You should first wrap it in a packing blanket, and then in shrink wrap. You can also hire us to do it for you so you don’t have to worry about your items getting damaged!

Do a final walkthrough

It’s always a good idea to do one last final walkthrough. This way, you can double check (or even triple check) that you didn’t forget anything. Make sure to check any closets and cabinets. The last thing you would want is to move into your new house and realize you left something behind.

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